David Fairbairn-Day

Project Director Teachers First

David is an experienced and expert education development professional with a unique blend of teaching, education leadership and business skills. He has worked with governments, corporations, funding organizations and NGO’s advising on and developing projects for the use of technology in education. He has been involved in global education for over a decade having previously taught for 10 years and been an education consultant in the UK for 5.
He has spoken at and taken workshops at many international conferences such as including World Islamic Economic Forum, African Union, Global Education Leaders Programme, BESA, UNESCO, NAACE, Planet Earth Institute, International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF). At the UNESCO ICT in Education conference he was awarded the honour of presenting the most innovative idea in educational technology. He has had a number of advisory roles such as Chief Education Adviser, EMEA, Knowledge Motion Ltd; Director, British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) and Chairman of the Software and Technologies Interest Group; and Education Adviser, One Future Renewables Ltd.
David has led on initiatives such as curriculum designer for national governments, as principal consultant for a national education project, creator and implementer of global education support programmes to support pre and post sales activities, running proof of concept (POC) and prototype programmes in several countries and developed proposals for the effective use of renewable technologies in accelerating educational change in developing countries.
He graduated from Loughborough University, UK with an Honours degree in Sports Science and a Certificate of Education. He has taught in Further Education, Secondary and Primary schools, leaving a post as Deputy Head teacher in 2001.
David lives in the UK with his wife and young daughter and enjoys the outdoor life as much as possible. He has represented his country in 2 sports and coached a national team for 3 years.